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Feasibility Study Open Forum

After a ninth-month process, the McGill Library Feasibility Study’s Project Team  proudly presented the results of Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light at an Open Forum in the Library’s Cybertheque on October 15, 2015. Dozens of McGill students, staff and

Fiat Lux – Reimagining the McGill Library

When Redpath Hall, McGill’s first dedicated library, was originally built, the words “FIAT LUX” adorned the entablature above the entrance. These words, Latin for “let there be light,” embody the concept of illumination as knowledge, a motto as timely today

McGill Library and Archives Fun Facts

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Seana McKenna on Shakespeare and the stage

(excerpt from Pat Donnelly’s column in The Gazette) MONTREAL — If you thought you saw Seana McKenna passing by in Montreal over the past couple of weeks, you may have been right. The woman who starred as Queen Elizabeth I

The man behind the poppies

(excerpt from McGill News article written by Linda Sutherland) Ever stop to wonder why we pin a red poppy on our coat lapel in November to commemorate Remembrance Day? How did a flower become an emblem for war and loss?

McGill Remembers

McGill Remembers: Exploring McGill’s War Records and Related Archives If you haven’t already checked out the McGill Remembers project, it’s a great time to visit the site. The McGill Remembers project has expanded its content, complete with new photo galleries,

An Evening Amongst Friends

Since 2012, The Friends of the Library have held special “Friends Only” lectures, offering their members a privileged opportunity for discussion with distinguished speakers. This past October Prof. Reid-Walsh (Associate Professor, Education and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University, Adjunct Professor, Dept.

Halloween DIY

Do you love DIY projects? Attending a Halloween party this weekend? Why not tackle a recipe or two from How to Make Candy.* Published in 1932 and written by Walter W. Chenoweth, Professor of Horticultural Manufactures and Head of the

Exhibit: Voltaire: A sampling from the J. Patrick Lee Collection

McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections will launch an exhibit titled “Voltaire: A Sampling of the J. Patrick Lee Collection” at McGill’s Open House on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to celebrate the acquisition belonging

Shakespeare Lecture Sold Out

If you didn’t have a chance to reserve a spot at this year’s annual Shakespeare Lecture, not to fret, the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts is putting on a performance of Othello with some of the Stratford cast. OTHELLO

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